On the Tees some decent bream and perch catches have been reported from the lower stretches, while Marc Allen was overjoyed to catch a 5lbplus barbel from a swim higher up on the Tees near Blackwell, when fishing for chub with ledgered lobworms
Barry fishes two whole lobworms
for eels but cuts them in half so they are shorter in a bid to cut down on missed runs.
will be suffice for any session and if not needed right away, they will keep on a cool garage floor in soil with teabags.
A laboratory study by researchers from the Universities of Reading and York has demonstrated that balls of calcium carbonate (small lumps of chalk-like material) excreted by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris - commonly known as lobworms
or nightcrawlers - maintain a memory of the temperature at which they were formed.
75lb Ron Thompson rod, 20lb mainline going through to a 15lb semi-stiff braid and a size 6 Korda hook, Scott baited up with a feast of two 16mm halibut pellets, three lobworms
, and a piece of sweetcorn which been dipped in squid glug for 10 minutes, all of which was hair-rigged.
Phil fished a bunch of lobworms
on a size 2/0 hook on Church Lake and beat the 55lb 9oz brute of a fish using 15lb mainline and a 45lb braided hook link.
are placed in a pot with feed containing the nutrient to produce the pounds 3.
Big baits such as lobworms
will come into play, and perch, dace and roach could all put in an appearance, though leaves in the river will cause problems, by covering baits and giving false bites.
Pike and some good perch on lobworms
and small live baits, are also offering good sport.
Richard Candy from Canton used a similar approach for his second best 9lb 13oz, but Richard Sprake used lobworms
to catch the five tench that put him in third place with 8lb 13oz.
I was just about to apply the customary two red maggots to the hook when my host produced a handful of huge lobworms
Ever consistent Tony Bench (Shakespeare Superteam) landed 7lb of perch and eels again on lobworms
from peg 11 to finish third, just edging out his team-mate Leigh Gardner (Shakespeare Superteam) who had 190 gudgeon on bloodworm from peg 65 for 6-13-0.